Italy 2017

October 13, 2017 – Friday, Arezzo

October 13, 2017 – Friday, Arezzo

Italian language class in the morning. After some free time in the afternoon, the van/driver took us high above Arezzo to an organic winery. We were quite melancholy as we looked across the rows of grapes as we had just heard about the fires in Santa Rosa. Andrea and I have such fond memories of that region of CA.



Podere di Pomaio is the only vineyard and winery in Arezzo. The property had been abandoned and neglected after WWII. The family bought it in 1972 and have built and upgraded it ever since. The foundation for cellars and walls are stones harvested off their property from the Etruscan era. Notice their private selection of wines stashed between the rocks.

They now have their family homes as well as two guest villas that they rent to visitors, in addition to the winery and tasting facility.

My friend Nancy and Andrea and I took advantage of the good light and shadows to shoot some portraits in this beautiful place. It was sunny when we arrived, but dusk settled over us, so we enjoyed the beautiful transformation from day to night.

We ate dinner at a Trattoria across the street from the Hotel L’Aretino where we are staying.




6 thoughts on “October 13, 2017 – Friday, Arezzo

  1. Again, so wonderful! The pictures of the valley during the day and then at dusk are so lovely! Boy that food looks good every day!

    Ingrid Molde Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Sent from my I Pad


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    1. We both love the excursions and the cooking, but the eating can be overwhelming. We have paid in advance for our meals, so we try to experience the full Italian lifestyle. We do order off of a menu so it is probably more about knowing how to order so we don’t get so much food. Our guide doesn’t encourage us to split a meal. Only Americans do that, according to her. Feeling a bit overfed tonight, but enjoying it all.


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